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The Saturday Evening Post
Publisher Joan SerVaas Associate Publisher and Editorial Director Steven Slon Executive Editor Patrick Perry, M.P.H. Managing Editor Andy Hollandbeck Health Editor Wendy Braun, R.N. West Coast Editor Jeanne Wolf Staff Writers Troy Brownfield, Nichola
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Caine Michael
Michael Caine is at the top of my list of favorites, an actor who brings charisma and truth to every role. At 87, with over 100 films to his credit, he’s still ready to take on movie roles he can’t resist. He’s in the upcoming Tenet, an action epic w
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Adventures Of The Mind
In 1874 Ulysses S. Grant was serving his second presidential term, federal Reconstruction efforts were attempting to heal the festering wounds of the Civil War, public school education was well underway, modern science was making inroads against Chri
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Say Hello to Wireless Phones
A 1945 article reports the fantastic idea of a “handie-talkie” — mobile communication for citizens. Though bulky and heavy (weighing six pounds), such a device eventually emerged as a citizens band radio and, later, cellular phone Picture a young-wo
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Before Pause Deleting
Many years ago, I was working for an indie publisher and became friendly with one of the salesmen. The guy was a bit of a character, but his energy was unflagging and he was a bulwark for the company. Then something changed. I noticed he wasn’t going
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Smile Kits
When Rosie Quinn, 8, of Chicago, was two years old, she was diagnosed with alopecia, a condition that causes hair loss. When she reached school age, kids teased her for being bald. One day, her mom took one of Rosie’s brightly colored paintings and h
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A Startling Experience
To the man who is getting his first taste of the Chautauqua it is a startling experience — until he is used to the sensation — to step off a slow train into a town so small and so new-looking it has the appearance of having been built especially for
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Fear Is Contagious
Americans have shown great compassion and sacrifice over the years to victims of epidemics. But sometimes, as in this report from 1858, their better nature is overruled by fear On September 1, a mob collected and burned the principal portion of the
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Contributors
“Writing to someone in your own handwriting and words means more than you realize to the recipient,” says Lovato, who highlights the physical and mental health benefits of putting pen to paper in “Having a Pen Pal Is Good Medicine” (page 10). “With C
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Stone Birdhouse
Crafted from old or new materials, this charming birdhouse adds a touch of whimsy to outdoor spaces throughout the year. Note: Birdhouses like this one are for decorative use only. Block off openings with fine mesh screen so birds, wasps, and bees wo
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Mr. Leith
She was 11, which at that time was a child. She went and stood near her mother and said, “Mr. Leith is cute.” Her mother was at the sewing machine. Every mother sewed, had a f lower garden, had a box of recipes and wrote hers out for the others on he
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Score One For Prohibition
There was a notable absence, both at Chicago and San Francisco, in the ranks of those who habitually attend national conventions. We refer to that congenial citizen Spiritus F. Booze, Esq. The hotel lobbies, instead of being crowded to the walls at 2
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Letters
After extolling the many virtues of the majestic horse in “The Horse Listeners” (May/June), why is the author Stacey McKenna photographed mounted on a mule on the Contributor page? John H. Roberts, Home, Pennsylvania EDITOR’S NOTE: Good question. W
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Simply Summer Spritzers
Relax with these fruity and refreshing drinks in the shade and on quiet evenings. Perfect for the whole family. No alcohol required. Each recipe makes one serving. Defrost ¼ cup chopped, frozen peaches. Place in blender with ¼ cup sparkling apple cid
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Getting Back On Track
Many of us dropped our resolve during the COVID-19 outbreak. Stuck inside, isolated from friends and family, we ate too much, drank too much, “forgot” to exercise, and let many other good habits slide. Once the danger has lifted and normal life has r
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Limerick Laughs
RULES: Limericks must contain five lines. Enter as many times as you wish. All entries must be submitted by August 25. The July/August Limerick Laughs winner will be announced in the November/December issue. Entries will not be returned. HOW TO SUBMI
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Having A Pen Pal Is Good Medicine
When Steven Kamala resp onded to a n advertisement for a pen pal in the back of Teen Magazine in the early ’80s, he could not have known then that he’d be laying the foundation for what would become a lifelong friendship. Nor could he have imagined t
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Apps for Journal Keepers
1 Second Everyday: Record one-second daily videos to create a movie of your life. Qeepsake: Capture and preserve early years of little loved ones. Custom book available. Day One Journal: Save entries with words and photos across multiple devices.
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Hope For Easing Peanut Allergy
Promising — albeit preliminary — research data provide a glimpse of a future cure for the growing number of Americans with a peanut allergy. After gradually increasing their doses of an oral immunotherapy designed to reduce allergic reactions from ac
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Mar/apr Winning Limerick
She thought as she sat in repose, “I’ve worked very hard, heaven knows. All day in the sun, I planted just one, And here is this beautiful rose.” Congratulations to Richard Howard of Gainesville, Florida, for his winning entry. For entries by runne
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Need A Pen Pal?
Here are some free sites we really like: ConversationExchange.com: Practice a foreign language with a native speaker. PenPalWorld.com: Over 2.3 million members worldwide, and matches are carefully vetted by site administrators. Compatipal.com: Fi
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Adventurous Escapism
Cooking up a storm and binging on Netflix can provide only so much diversion. Hundreds of websites will teleport you to some of the most iconic sights around the world, many of them in real time. Start with official websites for places that capture y
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Scale Up
Weigh yourself twice a day for superior weight loss, says nutrition expert and bestselling author Michael Greger in his book How Not to Diet (Flatiron Books). Regular self-weighing is considered crucial for long-term weight control. His recommendatio
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Classic Hazel
“Having a little trouble with the seeds?” ■
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High Style, Low Tech
Elevate your letter-writing game with quality paper goods: Rifle Paper Co. (riflepaperco.com) sells vibrant, whimsical designs with endless personalization options. Minted (minted.com) supports independent artists by selling stationery with their
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Off-the-beaten-track Online Stores
You know the major online stores, but when you want something unusual, consider one of these specialty sites: Etsy (etsy.com), the place to find handcrafted items from around the world; Gilt (gilt.com), a shopping portal representing high-end retaile
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New Treatment For Presbyopia
The natural crystalline lens in the eye is quite elastic and can change its shape to focus on objects at a variety of distances. This is known as accommodation. As we age, the lens becomes more rigid, and seeing objects up close can become more of a
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Reflections Of A Hero
Homecoming soldiers were a popular subject for illustrators in 1945. But for this end-of-war cover, Rockwell took an unusual approach to capturing a veteran’s welcome home. A traditional cover would have shown a G.I. standing tall and proud among civ
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All You Can Eat
Of the manifold gifts we have received from Sweden — ABBA, full-body massage, and Ikea, among others — my favorite is the smorgasbord. Interestingly, it wasn’t until 1939 that smorgasbords, which originated in the 14th century, finally showed up on o
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Online Travel Planner
Whether you’re planning a future trip or simply seeking virtual experiences, the TripScout app ($4.99, iOS only) can help get you there. Deemed by many to be the “Yelp of travel guides,” its suggested tours and itineraries are created by local expert
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